Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 12 October 2018

  Crypto News & Analysis Crypto crime has become an issue of mega proportions. The incidences of major crypto crimes do get reported. But the significance of their magnitude may be overlooked. Crypto criminals have been able to steal more than US $900 million in 2018. These high tech criminals have not been apprehended and are still on the loose pillaging security weaknesses involving cryptocurrency exchanges and unsuspecting crypto owners. In order to give you a better perspective, reported crypto crimes of 2017 totaled $266 million.     The crypto…

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Blockchain Technology: Its Applications and Impact on Various Industries

  Distributed Ledger systems such as Blockchain gained mainstream recognition after serving as the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies. Today, multiple industries are embracing the variety of applications that implement Blockchain technology.   There is a growing demand for services today that embrace transparency and data security. A distributed ledger technology provides a way to record and transfer data that are not only safe and transparent but also auditable and resistant to change. The key behind this is to have an open and decentralized system, where transactions between two parties can…

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Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 28 September 2018

  Crypto News & Analysis An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that is compliant to the standards of the Securities and Exchange Commission is a newsworthy item. The funds being raised through ICOs around the world have been significant. The first 6 months of 2018 reigned in nearly US $14 billion dollars in funding through ICOs, almost double the total amount raised in all of 2017.     BlockSafe Technologies has announced the launching of their SEC approved Security Token Offering (STO). BlockSafe has been in the business of providing cyber…

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How Blockchain Can Impact on Social Media

  In 2014, Cambridge Analytica began collecting the data of more than 87 million Facebook users. Different political organizations and politicians used information from data breaches to influence voters’ opinions, including: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, who used it in their 2015‒2016 campaign. The Institutional Revolutionary Party, which used it in 2018 for Mexico’s general elections. Pro-Brexit groups, which used it during the referendum to advance their own agendas in 2016.     Is this the first time something like this happened? Not even close. Facebook is notorious for allowing…

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Judge Rules ICOs as Securities, So What Now for the ICO Market?

A federal judge ruled that U.S. securities laws cover initial coin offerings. Below, experts from blockchain legal advisory Ketsal Consulting, AngelList-backed crowdfunding platform Republic, and deep tech venture capital firm COSIMO Ventures comments on the ruling from their various perspectives.   Generally, the experts agree that the ruling does not affect the ICO market participants very much. At the end of the day, ICOs will be judged on a case-by-case basis, depending mostly on whether it passes the HOWIE test.     James Blakemore, Principal of Blakemore Fallon and Co-Founder of…

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Deep Technology Venture Firm Launches COSIMO X Tokenized VC Fund

  Fund Offers Increased Liquidity & Access to Up-And-Coming Pre-Seed & Pre-ICO Projects in Blockchain, AI, AR/VR, Cybersecurity and IoT   Boston, MA — September 6, 2018 — COSIMO Ventures, a leading global venture capital (VC) firm, announced the launch of COSIMO X: an evergreen, tokenized VC fund focusing on early-stage deep tech companies with a particular concentration on blockchain technology, spanning industries such as artificial intelligence, AR/VR, IoT, and cybersecurity. COSIMO X is structured to provide enhanced liquidity for investors along with increased access to the VC asset class…

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Industry Consortium Launches Crypto Community Watch Program

  Leads self-policing of the cryptocurrency industry; opens tip line and 100 Bitcoin reward pool for anonymous whistleblowers Singapore – August 20, 2018 –ECoinmerce, the world’s first decentralized and tokenized E-commerce marketplace, today announces the formation of the Crypto Community Watch program, which provides an anonymous tip line and reward mechanism to empower whistleblowers and investigate cryptocurrency scammers and hackers.     The program was created by a consortium of industry players including ECoinmerce, ICO Alert, GZH, Step VC, and NewEconomies. The group’s goal is to create a community that…

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Five Trends In Internet Of Things To Watch Out For In 2018

  The year 2018 showed that the biggest advancement in technology is nothing but Internet of Things or IoT. The most attractive feature of IoT is remote accessibility. For instance, IoT helps unlock doors as well as cars, access security cameras of smart homes, and even control room temperature using smartphones. It is said that there are roughly 20 billion internet connected devices globally as of 2018. Thus, several experts believe that 2018 is “the year of IoT”. According to a research firm, Progressive Markets, the IoT market is expected…

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A Fresh Overview Of Cryptocurrency Wallets

  People who have already bought into cryptocurrency have had to learn how to use various types of exchanges and wallets. It’s one of the real learning curves associated with digital currency. Because this currency truly is digital and can’t actually be possessed in any physical form – or even, in fact, as a file – it is moved, traded, sold, and spent in ways that are in a sense entirely original. And again, if you happen to have cryptocurrency already or you have in the past, you probably understand…

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Blockchain: Attracting More Businesses Worldwide

The Blockchain is attracting more businesses worldwide  – the Global economy is drastically evolving because of revolutionary technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and data analytics to name a few. With the larger value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain is impacting nearly all industries to drive business value for online marketplaces, global eCommerce brands, and startups.   Blockchain is one of the most secure technology platforms that connects all parts of eCommerce value chain. Blockchain-based exchange platforms, bitcoin wallet, and mobile apps help businesses to sell more and manage…

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